“I was young, I’m still young, but I was a kid when I was in jail. Growing up in the environment that I was in, the circumstances were a lot different. Don’t get me wrong, I made those decisions. I made the choices that landed me in prison. After I was released from prison the first time, I had a few opportunities. But because of my record, things were closed to me and it kind of discouraged me. I went back to my old ways and it put me back in jail. So now, it’s about trying to keep myself focused and do what I gotta do and take the opportunities, like joining the Youth Service Corps and OPP. It’s like I take what we learn here and apply it to life. I have two kids, a nine-year-old and a five-year-old, both boys. So the things that I learn I try to pass on to them and teach them things. You know, life is what you make it. I’m not trying to be famous. I just want to have a stable foundation for my children.”- Ke’jon, Youth Service Corps.

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